Dear Tanger Hillel community,

Last night, in light of COVID-19 virus, President Anderson sent a message to students. Brooklyn College will have a 5-day instructional recess (no physical classes) March 12-18th. Starting March 19th, classes will resume in an online format for the rest of the Spring semester.

Amid the uncertainty of this moment, Tanger Hillel remains a dependable presence. We are here for you! Our entire staff team is available and the Tanger Hillel will remain open until further notice.

We care deeply for the health and safety of each of you. To keep you safe all in person programming at the Hillel is cancelled from March 12 – March 18th. Some of the programs will be moved to an online platform and Hillel staff will be in touch with details. We will provide an update about programs through the end of the semester soon.

Moving Forward

We have trust in the dynamism and creativity of our student leaders to craft innovative responses to this challenge. Please be on the lookout for a follow-up email about what to expect through the end of the semester and thank you for your patience as we navigate this constantly changing situation.


  • Food Pantries: Food Bank NYC and City Harvest
  • Live Alone or with Roommates? Here’s what you should always have in your pantry.
  • For students and families that might be hesitant about accessing services, there are options online that might be helpful. Check this out.
  • Hebrew Free Loan Society provides interest-free loans of $2,000-$5,000 to residents of NYC’s Five  Boroughs, Westchester, or Long Island who are facing financial challenges caused by the Coronavirus.

Keep your chin up and wash your hands!

With love,

Nadya Drukker , Executive Director
Yelena Azriyel , Assistant Director
Shira Boshnack , OU-JLIC Educator
Olya Malov , Israel Fellow
Stephanie Bruck , Director of Operations